Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Power of Respect by Deborah Norville

The Most Forgotten Element of Success – RESPECT!

Deborah Norville’s latest book provides timely information on how to give, at times earn, and also receive respect. This book is written from a journalistic point of view with extensive research being done, many statistics provided and interviews with different individuals included. She touches on six different areas where we can use the power of respect to benefit our lives:

· At Home
· In Relationships
· At School
· In Business
· For Leaders
· And Self-Respect

Respect is shown from coming alongside others and learning to acknowledge the value of each person you come in contact with. It seems that this would be an obvious mindset that I know people used to have, but shockingly today, it seems to no longer be taught or modeled in our present day society. After reading this book, I was immediately able to hone in on different instances where respect was, and unfortunately was not, being shown.

For me, this book was not a fast read, but an important reminder of an easy, courteous and free technique that I need to apply to my daily life, and to always remember to treat others as I wish to be treated.

Thomas Nelson sent me the above book for review purposes. It will allow me to keep the book. I have no other connection to and have received no other compensation from Thomas Nelson.


Eileen Astels Watson said...

Diane, you're right, I see the art of respect diminishing these days, and I wonder if it has to do with the t.v. shows out there that we watch. They make disrespect look fun and witty so often, it's sad.

I have to catch myself even sometimes taking on a disrespectful response.

Joanne said...

Respect is such an important quality that invites communication, eases tension, elevates relationships. This sounds like a really timely book with much wisdom to be shared.

Anonymous said...

Well said!

Teri said...

Lovely review. I think respect is a forgotten value, such as writing thank you notes. I recently took a class on leading across generations and found that respect had become a less valued trait as the generations passed. To myself, I thought it was horribly sad to have lost such an important part of relationships.

mommanator said...

This makes me crazy!
art of respect to me its common courtesy!
Hey I really enjoy your blog!

Karen said...

I agree, respect has flown out the window. Good review. Thanks Diane.

Azure Accessories said...

Respect is so basic...common "mommanator" put it!!!
I do agree showing respect is often not done when/how it should be.

Great book review...

Tamika: said...

What a wonderful ingredient that is often forgotten in our day to day lives. Thanks Diana!

Jessica Nelson said...

Definitely an important quality. It improves situations so much too.

Terri Tiffany said...

It sounds like a good read. Respect isn't a priority too much today--I see it especially in the job market here.

septembermom said...

Looks like a good book to read. There does seem to be a loss of respect in many areas of today's society. In this world of texting and Blackberrys, I think everyone is so preoccupied that they don't take any time to respectfully listen and converse with the others around them. Respect is about collaboration and cooperation too. Everyone seems to be in a silo some days.

Angie Muresan said...

Respect is just another characteristic of good manners. The person who lacks one, lacks them all. It seems that our society doesn't place any value in it, and while we teach our children one thing at home, the world outside teaches them the opposite. Truly sad.

San said...

Sounds like a good book. Respect is rarer today. I believe it has to do with the fragmentation of life. Everybody is trying to manage their own little piece of the job, etc. It's easier to disrespect a fragment than a whole person.

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